AAA Screening Technician

£21,892-£24,157 pa (pro rata)
16 Sep 2020
14 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Part Time
Band 4

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community healthcare provider in Sussex.
  • 5,000 full and part time staff, with over 4,000 people registered on our bank
  • Medical, nursing and therapeutic care provided to over 9,000 children and adults a day
  • July 2018 Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of 'Good' with 'Outstanding' features
  • BAME, Disability, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief Staff Networks
  • Disability Confident Employer - Level 2

Locations across Sussex - travel will be required.

15 hours per week - Mondays and Tuesdays.

We are seeking to recruit a part time Screening Technician to undertake abdominal ultrasound scanning in the community, as part of the National Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening Programme. The target screening population is men in their 65 th year. No previous experience is required as formal training will be given on using ultrasound to visualise the abdominal aorta, and in explaining the screening programme to the eligible population, reassuring patients about the implications of the scan and arranging their next steps, should they be required.

Successful candidates will be supported throughout their training to achieve a nationally-recognised screening qualification; a Health Screener Diploma. This will be fully funded but will require completion of an NVQ style qualification within 24 months of appointment. Regular clinical supervision and annual accreditation of skills is also necessary.

Please note that all practical assessments will take place in one of the local hospitals on the south coast (Worthing, Southlands or Brighton). The specific site cannot be guaranteed at this time. All applicants must be willing to travel to the necessary site complete their initial training (mileage expenses will be paid) which will take approximately 6-9 months.

Experience of working with the public is desirable, combined with a strong commitment to health, and good communication skills. Alongside this, willingness and ability to work as part of the team will be required, which will include flexibility and dealing with the unexpected.

The AAA Screening Programme covers the whole of Sussex, and while clinics will be standardised as much as possible, the need for travel is essential and this is a requirement of the job. You must therefore be a driver with access to a car and be willing to travel frequently across Sussex.

Interviews will be held at Durrington Health Centre.

This post may close earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Correspondence relating to this vacancy will be conducted electronically. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please ensure that you check your emails on a regular basis. References will be requested electronically also; please ensure you provide correct contact details for referees.

Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download
  • AAA Screening Technician ( PDF , 536.2 KB )
  • Screening Technician Person Specification ( PDF , 595.8 KB )
  • About Us ( PDF , 743.4 KB )
  • Staff Benefits Brochure ( PDF , 484.5 KB )

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